February 3: Day of the Week
February 3, 2017 was the 34th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 331 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
February 3 Historical Event(s)
- 1377More than 2,000 people of the Italian city of Cesena are slaughtered by Papal Troops (Cesena Bloodbath).
- 1637Tulip mania collapses in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands) as sellers could no longer find buyers for their bulb contracts.
- 1787Shays’ Rebellion is crushed.
- 1931The Hawke’s Bay earthquake, New Zealand’s worst natural disaster, kills 258.
- 1943The USAT Dorchester is sunk by a German U-boat. Only 230 of 902 men aboard survived. The Chapel of the Four Chaplains, dedicated by President Harry Truman, is one of many memorials established to commemorate the Four Chaplains story.
- 1958Founding of the Benelux Economic Union, creating a testing ground for a later European Economic Community.
- 1971New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption. Many believe the incident proves that NYPD officers tried to kill him.
- 1989After a stroke two weeks previous, South African President P. W. Botha resigns as leader of the National Party, but stays on as president for six more months.
- 1998Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.
- 2011New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 3?
- 1809Felix Mendelssohn, German composer (d. 1847)
- 1842Sidney Lanier, American writer (d. 1881)
- 1904Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster (d. 1934)
- 1927Blas Ople, Filipino politician (d. 2003)
- 1943Dennis Edwards, American singer (The Temptations)
- 1943Shawn Phillips, American singer, guitarist and songwriter
- 1948Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo, East Timorese politician, Nobel Peace laureate
- 1961Keith Gordon, American actor
- 1990Sean Kingston, Jamaican-American singer
- 1993Getter Jaani, Estonian actress and singer
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